Sandro del Prete

The Astronomical Sundial

A brand new astronomical sundial needed to be prepared for shipment, but the enigmatic and unwieldy object was rolled up into itself, its exterior and interior faces overlapping, creating confusion among the craftsmen. The object did not seem to possess any three-dimensional logic. The men, lingering around the convoluted sundial, experience a sence of having lost touch with reality and become so disoriented as to be unable to maintain control over the shipping container. Each of the men is convinced that the orders are tilting the wrong side of the container, so the sundial never makes it to its destination.
In this way, it serves its purpose, which is to measure the infinity of the universe. It also provides a way to reverse time: all one needs to do is to turn back the hands to revisit the past.